Bill Maher Quotes (Author of New Rules)
The last time Bill Maher was in this part of the Midwest, the cretins at the Westboro Baptist Church drove down to Springfield to protest his stand-up show. The Pitch: I was thinking that maybe I could read you some of the charges the Westboro folks leveled at you in their press release before your stand-up show in Springfield in Then you could respond to each one individually. Maher: Sure. This Catholic League guy basically went to the trouble of putting out a compendium of some of my best jokes. But, sure, go ahead. My mother was from a Jewish background, although I never saw her go to temple.
Maher is known for his sarcastic attitude,  political satire and sociopolitical commentary. He targets many topics including religion, political correctness and the mass media. He is a supporter of animal rights , having served on the board of PETA since  and is an advisory board member of Project Reason. Maher was born in New York City. His father, William Aloysius Maher Jr. Until his early teens, he was unaware that his mother, whose family was from Hungary,  was Jewish. Maher began his career as a comedian and actor.
The title of the film is a portmanteau derived from the words religious and ridiculous. The documentary examines and challenges religion and religious belief. A range of views on various world religions is explored as Bill Maher travels to numerous religious destinations including Jerusalem , the Vatican , and Salt Lake City , interviewing believers from a variety of backgrounds and groups. Maher said he used a fake title "A Spiritual Journey" for the film to obtain interviews. Originally slated for an international release date coinciding with the Christian Easter holiday March 23 , post-production delays resulting from a screenwriters guild strike pushed the release date back. As a result, the film was ranked at 10 at the box office that weekend.
Bill Maher has been extremely hard on Muslims lately, so last night he decided to go after a different religion for a change: people who claimed to be followers of Christ but who also support torture. According to Maher, these are things that are antithetical to everything that Jesus actually taught.
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Kill Bill: Vol. Sign in. His father, William Aloysius Maher, Jr. His mother, Julie Berman , was a nurse, who was from a Jewish family. Maher was raised in his father's Catholic faith. While attending Cornell University, he decided to try stand-up comedy. After a few years, he became a regular host at the club and was spotted by a scout for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson